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Saina crashes to Xuerui; braveheart Verma stretches Park

Bangkok: Top seed Saina Nehwal crashed out in the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open GP Gold against last year’s Asian champion Li Xuerui on Friday, but her compatriot Sourabh Verma nearly pulled the plug on third seeded Korean Park Sung Hwan. Continue reading

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Shock loss for Saina, but Sourabh stuns Sony

New Delhi: India suffered a massive heartbreak on the second day of the India Open Superseries, with home favourite Saina Nehwal crashing out, but two local hopefuls salvaged the day with unlikely wins. While world number four and top seed Saina Nehwal of India crashed out 21-17 21-19 to Japan’s Ai Goto in the first round, her compatriots Sourabh Verma and Guru Sai Dutt pulled off impressive wins. Sourabh dumped former Olympic bronze medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro, while Guru scalped world No.5 Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand. Continue reading

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Tago shot down by Sourabh Verma

New Delhi: Sourabh Verma, a young prodigy unknown outside a small bunch of Indian badminton followers, continued his sensational run at the India Open Superseries by dumping out seventh seed Kenichi Tago of Japan in the second round on Wednesday. Verma’s fellow-trainee at the Gopichand Academy, Guru Sai Dutt, joined him in the quarterfinals with a 21-13 14-21 21-13 result over Belgium’s Tan Yuhan. Continue reading

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Praneeth, Anup make the main draw

New Delhi: India’s brightest young stars made it to the main draw of the India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Complex here on Tuesday. Among those who qualified were Sourabh Verma and world junior semifinalists HS Prannoy and Sai Praneeth. Anup Sridhar, attempting a comeback into national reckoning, also made it to the main draw. Continue reading

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Some interesting results

Atul (Gujarat), Feb 4: Sourabh Verma beat India’s best emerging player, Sai Praneeth, in the final of the All India Senior Ranking Tournament on Friday. Verma won 11-21 21-15 21-19; a surprise result, for Praneeth has been in fine form recently. Continue reading

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